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Air France 447: Was it a "Deep Stall?""Far from a deep stall, this seems to have been a conventional stall in which the airplane displayed exemplary behavior: It responded to roll inputs, maintained the commanded pitch attitude, and neither departed nor spun. The only thing it failed to do well was to make clear to its pilots what was going on." (www.flyingmag.com) More...
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Nova started working on a documentary about 447 back in 2010 and it aired in Feb of 2011. This was well before the "black" boxes were found. If you have seen the documentary, you will agree that they had it bang on in regards to what happened. Let's not beat a dead horse any more then it has been. Let everyone move on please.
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What good are accidents if we do not learn from them? A seasoned pilot stalled an aircraft from cruise to sea-level, thats something that should not happen and deffinately shouldn't happen again. Move on? We "move on" when we learn all there is to learn about this accident and apply that wisdom. No disrespect.
I agree 100%!
Well, i think we have learnt all we need to learn from flight 447. All the data from the flight recorders has been analyzed and has been learnt from. If you watch the Nova documentary, the pilots were simply overloaded with all the errors that were being thrown their way and they just could not do anything fast enough. I don't think there is to many pilots in the world who would have been able to recover from that, no matter how much training they have had. What we can learn, is to perhaps design pitot tubes alot better so that they don't freeze up, despite the presence of super cooled liquid water. If that can be done, then we most likely won't have or would have had, accidents like this. My point was, i don't think there is any point in discussing this subject anymore and having people write articles about it anymore. It has all been said and done. Sure, we can learn from it because all the information is out there. But no reason to keep bringing it up. In other words, we don't need every so called "aviation expert" to write an article jsut so he can put his own 2 cents in.
I agree partially Alistar. Perhaps, we can learn that even in an event such as this remember to fly the plane first. Go through the QRH/checklists but fly the plane even if it is partial panel. If airspeed is inaccurate, set pitch and power to normal levels and get out of the icing conditions. I agree that this has been talked about alot but it was a shockingly preventable accident.